Brian Kruis, lives in Gallup, NM. He is: Husband of one wonderful wife, Sheila, Father of five, youngest of nine siblings, former foster Dad to 100+ children, educator, author, advocate for adoptive families, and forgiven child of King Jesus. Brian’s biggest desire is to help people BUST OUT from whatever holds them in bondage so they can GROW DEEP, and PROCLAIM HOPE. Brian trusts that God has great plans for every person He Created. Busting Us Out! intends to bring people to experience and share God's "immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine"!
Busting Out With Us! Blog Post 1
Who doesn't want to be busted out? What are you waiting for? God is ready. He is more than able. He always wants to set us free! God wants to bust us out!
That's why God became flesh in Jesus. God breaks our bondage to sin, to the affects sin. God brings resurrection - from death to life.
Bust us out God! We need your help God with:
Patience with our friends, children, parents, spouses, co-workers, neighbors
Keeping Sex right and good!
Loving our enemies
Battling against evil in my life.
Struggling with doubt
Dealing with the brokenness of this world
Loving our spouse the way we should
Accepting my freedom
Seeing my new identity in you!
Thirsting after your word.
Building great friendships
Being a part of the church.
Raising my kids
Understanding and helping my teens
Enjoying and doing my best at work.
Dealing with Social media with my family.
Honoring my parents.
Repairing broken relationships.
Money, money, money! Being good stewards, breaking free.
Being positive in a broken world
Helping the hurting
Resurrect us Lord! We need you to BUST US OUT! Set us free!
With God's help we need to BUST OUT of old patterns together. We are a community. This will be an interactive blog and podcast. What is it in your life where you need or want to BUST OUT! Even if it is in the list, tell us anyway - something you or someone you love struggles with. The more input we get on an issue, the sooner we will deal with it. At some point, we want to address every area where people need to BUST OUT.
1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
Are Parents Monsters? Busting Us Out! Blog Post 2
Parents are NOT cruel monsters! Today we are going to BUST OUT of any guilt feelings that we might have about trying to be good parents.
I don't know about you but my kids try to make me feel guilty because of the guidelines that we set in our home. I say TRY(emphasis on TRY) to make me feel guilty because I don't need to feel guilty for caring about their lives. They say things like, "Nobody else's parents do this kind of thing! Nobody else's parents care about what they watch or where they go or what they do. Why do you have to be like this?" Or they say things like, "What difference does it make to you!" "I am old enough to make my own decisions!" or "I wish you weren't my parent!"
You would think that we are abusing them, or that I was an axe murderer or something. That seems to be how bad they want us to feel!
You hear me? Are my kids the only ones who feel like they have terrible parents!
Let's BUST OUT of that mess! We fight lies with the truth!
Here is the Truth: We care!!!! We Care!!! WE CARE!!!
My children are not going to make me feel guilty for caring because I try to do the right thing. I am certainly not perfect and I have a lot of things to learn, but the bottom line is that I love them with all my heart, I care and we are trying to make the best decisions possible as their parents.
So here goes kids! Repeat with me: My parents care! My parents care about
what TV shows and movies I watch.
The music I listen to.
The kind of friends I hang out with.
the kind of people I communicate with on social media.
how much junk food I eat or how much sugar I put in my body.
brushing our teeth
obeying the law
going to church
honoring God and living lives that honor him
Respecting others, especially those in authority
Doing our school work and doing our best in school
Using screens/electronics to help us grow as people.
Going to church
Using language that builds up and doesn't tear down.
Eating together as a family as often as we can in the evenings.
Sharing family responsibilities around the house and learning how to do a good job.
They do their best to help me be the best person that I can be.
Proverbs 22:6 says "Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
What about you?
As a parent, what expectations do you have that your teens might not understand or they don't want to live by. Why do you have them?
Kids - what guidelines do not make sense to you, that you would like to understand?
Remember who you were created to be!! If you are in Christ, a believer and follower of Jesus, you are a forgiven sinner, washed in the blood, and child of the King of Kings! If you do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior, we invite you to know him!